Library News

Access to GraphPad Prism

GraphPad Prism, a statistical analysis and graphing software has been added to the. The three computers in the Library Commons, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building. The software is thanks to a license from the School of Graduate Studies.

5th Floor Project Diary: Shifting into high gear

The project to make room for the relocation of the IT Data Center is picking up each day. Shifting of the titles and volumes to be kept has begun in earnest:

Screenshot of rows of journals

Since 28 rows of shelving will be lost, we have a combination of removing titles and tightening up the remaining volumes. The stacks of what will eventually be over 30,000 removed bound volumes of journals grows each day:

Picture of stacks of journals

Picture of stacks of journals

As Library staff works through shifting journals and pulling the titles to be removed, there will be an increase in noise and activity on the floor.

If you have any questions about this or any other Library topics, please contact us.

4th of July Holiday

The LSUHSC Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. The Isché Library will be open from 11:30am-8:00pm on Sunday, July 2nd, and from 7:30am-6:00pm on Monday, July 3rd. The Dental Library will be open from 8:00am-5:00pm on Monday, July 3rd.

Both Libraries will be open regular hours on Wednesday, July 5th.

Isché Library Welcomes Our New Public Service Associates

We are happy to introduce our newest Public Service Associates, John Gore and Claire Schouest!

John is originally from South Carolina. He earned his BA in English from the University of New Orleans. He is currently pursuing an MLIS at LSU. He will be serving as our Evening Supervisor.

Claire is a Louisiana native. She received her BA in English from Louisiana Scholars College.

Thank you for joining us in welcoming John and Claire to the team!

5th Floor Project Diary: And so it begins…

The project to remove over 30,000 bound volumes and shift the entire print journal collection to make room for an IT data center is well underway. If you find yourself on that floor, it is reminiscent of a sticky note factory:

Picture of journals on shelves.
Journals waiting to be removed.

Journals that will be removed from the collection are also starting to populate the staging areas on the Prieur side of the floor:

Picture of bound journals that will be thrown away
Picture of journals stacked on a table

As we make our way through the entire collection, removing and shifting journals, there will be an increase of noise on the usual quiet study floor.

Please see our previous post about this project, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

RefWorks Classic Will Discontinue at End of June

On Friday, June 30th, 2023 access to RefWorks Classic will end. If you need to download or migrate citations, bibliographies, etc. please do so by the end of the month. LSUHSC-NO will continue to have access to the new version of RefWorks. Only RefWorks Classic is being discontinued.

Librarians with Systematic Review Services Certification

The Libraries are pleased to announce that five of our librarians have earned a Systematic Review Services Specialization Level 1 Certification from the Medical Library Association. They are Sharon Duffy, Rowan Marye, Julie Schiavo, Chandler Smith, and David Trillo. We are in process of revamping our Systematic Review Service so stay tuned for more information on it!

Additionally Sharon Duffy and David Trillo also have their Data Services Specialization Level 1 Certifications, for all your data management needs.

Quiet Study Floor/RCB 5th Floor Project

The Quiet Study Floor/5th Floor of the Resource Center (RCB) will be the site of a project that will take a couple of years to complete. IT will be relocating a data center from the 7th Floor of the RCB to the 5th Floor.

This is the affected area of the floor:

Floorplan showing construction area

Upon completion, a portion of the floor will be cordoned off for the equipment, but we will add new seating and study areas:

Floormap showing construction areas

Before any construction can start, the Library’s print journal collection on the 5th Floor will be undergoing major changes to make room for this new data center. It will entail the relocation and removal of over 30,000 print journal volumes and thousands of unbound issues, the loss of 28 rows of shelves, and requires shifting the entirety of the remainder of the print collection. The content of the print volumes and issues to be removed are covered by perpetual access archives purchases and freely-available archival content. In total, over 600 journal titles will be affected.

From now until December, there will be noise during the weekdays as Library staff work to shift the print journal collection and stage the volumes to be removed. There will also be many signs and notes spread throughout the stacks, so please do not remove these notes. Also, locating needed print journals may be a little more difficult during this time.

We apologize for the noise and disruption this will cause. As this is affecting the dedicated quiet study area, please be mindful if others have relocated to a different area to find some quiet.

If you have any questions about this or need assistance locating materials, please contact us.

Tour the New Website: Nifty Boxes

Our second stop on our tour of the new Library website brings us to another new feature, boxes with quick links to helpful resources:

Screenshot of boxes on website

These boxes provide quick access to

  • Databases: all subscribed databases, along with many helpful free resources
  • E-Books & E-Journals A to Z: a list of all online books and journals you can access
  • Resources by Subject: Curated guides with subject- and course-specific resources
  • Research and Education: contact your school’s Library Liaison or get research assistance
  • LSU Health Digital Scholar: the new institutional repository
  • Off Campus Access: information about accessing resources when not on campus

When you hover over the images for each box, a description will pop up with more information about that link:

Screenshot of link tooltip

Screenshot of tooltip

If you have any questions about our new website or any other Library resources, contact us.

Tour the new Library website: Menus

The revamped Library website now has meany features that should make getting to your favorite and most useful resources much easier. The new menus across many of the pages highlight a number of these resources and tools:

Screenshot of menus on webpage

Hover over each category to explore the sites we’ve put together to assist you. If you find yourself in need of help, the Help option has a selection of links and tools to assist you:

Screenshot of website menu

Stay tuned for the next stop in our tour of the new Library website, but if you need help don’t hesitate to contact us.

ClinicalKey EBooks: New Titles, New Editions, and a Few Removals

ClinicalKey has updated our eBook collection with some new titles and editions, but they have also done a little spring cleaning.
New to the ClinicalKey collection are:
Atlas of Reconstructive Surgery: A Case-Based Approach (Pu) 1st ed.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea (Sindwani) 1st ed.

Clinical Applications of 3D Printing in Foot and Ankle Surgery (Highlander) 1st ed.

Clinical Decision Support and Beyond (Greenes) 3rd ed.

Contact Lens Practice (Efron) 4th ed.

Differential Diagnoses in Surgical Pathology Tumors and their Mimickers (Abdul-Karim) 1st ed.

Emergency Department Technician Handbook, The (Shesser) 1st ed.

Fetal, Neonatal and Pediatric Neuroradiology (Kralik) 1st ed.

Handbook of Obesity in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mahmood) 1st ed.

Human Histology: A Text and Atlas for Physicians and Scientists (Dudás) 1st ed.

Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology (Salmon) 9th ed.

Low Vision (Dickinson) 1st ed.

Manual of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (Bashir) 1st ed.

Molecular Biology Techniques (Carson) 4th ed.

Neuromodulation Techniques for the Spine (Abd-Elsayed) 1st ed.

Palliative Radiation Oncology (Vapiwala) 5th ed.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets (O’Young) 4th ed.

Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology: Hair Restoration (Alam) 1st ed.

Spinal Fusion Techniques (Abd-Elsayed) 1st ed.

Treatment of Acetabular Bone Loss and Chronic Pelvic Discontinuity (Sheth) 1st ed.

As is ClinicalKey’s policy with new editions of eBooks, the previous editions are usually still available for a few months after the new editions are published. New editions published this spring are:
Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine (Kryger) 3rd ed.

Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Tiwana) 2nd ed.

Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn (Gleason) 11th ed.

Basic Immunology (Abbas) 7th ed.

Berne & Levy Physiology (Koeppen) 8th ed.

Bland and Copeland’s The Breast (Klimberg) 6th ed.

Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine (Ciottone) 3rd ed.

Clinical Lipidology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease (Ballantyne) 3rd ed.

Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology (Johnson) 7th ed.

Coughlin and Mann’s Surgery of the Foot and Ankle (Haskell) 10th ed.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry (Stefanac) 4th ed.

Elsevier’s 2024 Intravenous Medications (Collins) 40th ed.

Essentials of Equipment in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine (Al-Shaikh) 6th ed.

Goldberger’s Clinical Electrocardiography (Goldberger) 10th ed.

The Harriet Lane Handbook (Anderson) 23rd ed.

Learning Radiology (Herring) 5th ed.

Little and Falace’s Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (Kerr) 10th ed.

Macleod’s Clinical Examination (Dover) 15th ed.

Penn Clinical Manual of Urology (Guzzo) 3rd ed.

Plotkin’s Vaccines (Plotkin) 8th ed.

Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology: Soft Tissue Augmentation (Carruthers) 5th ed.

Weedon’s Skin Pathology Essentials (Johnston) 3rd ed.

Ebooks no longer available to us via ClinicalKey are:
Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin Clinical Atlas (Micheletti) 1st ed. We have the 2nd ed.

Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter) 7th ed.  We have the 8th ed.

Body Contouring and Liposuction (Rubin) 1st ed.

Cardiology Secrets (Levine) 5th ed. We have the 6th ed.

Cornea Atlas (Krachmer) 3rd ed.

Coronary Stenting (Price) 1st ed.

Diagnostic Cytopathology Essentials (Kocjan) 1st ed.

Haematology: An Illustrated Colour Text (Howard) 4tth ed.

Integrative Medicine (Rakel) 4th ed. We have the 5th ed.

Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists (Kaufman) 8th ed. We still have access via ScienceDirect.  We also have the 9th ed.

Kirk’s General Surgical Operations (Novell) 6th ed.

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures (Chernecky) 6th ed. While we do not have ebook access, we do have a print copy for this edition and the 7th and 8th eds. [QY 4 C81L 2013]

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics (Marcdante) 8th ed. We have the 9th ed.

Netter’s Clinical Anatomy (Hansen) 4th ed. We have the 5th ed.

Netter’s Sports Medicine (Madden) 2nd ed. We have the 3rd ed.

Oncologic Imaging (Silverman) 1st ed. We have the 2nd ed.

The Ophthalmic Assistant (Stein) 10th ed. We have the 11th ed.

Otologic Surgery (Chernecky) 4th ed. We have the 5th ed.

Practical Skin Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach (Patterson) 1st ed.

Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine (Cole) 2nd ed. We have the 3rd ed.

New look for the website!

Screenshot of website banner

The Libraries’ website has been updated to use the new institutional template, and there are new links to get you to the resources you need.

You will now see a menu that has links to resources for students, researchers, clinicians, and residents, along with popular links:

Screenshot of menus on website

The Databases listing has also been updated with even more quick links to popular resources:

Screenshot of databases listing page

We hope you find these changes helpful, but if you have any questions please contact us.

Special thanks goes out to all Library Staff who offered their suggestions, and especially David Nelson and Akriti Karki for their help in making this change.

New LibGuide for Clinical Practice Guidelines

A new LibGuide has been created to help locate Clinical Practice Guidelines online and in databases. Check it out at this link:

New Poster Printing Request Process

The Isché Library has a new process for requesting Research Posters. Please check out our Poster Printing page for policies and procedures, and our NEW Poster Printing Libguide for more information and detailed helps and design tips.

Easter Hours

The Libraries will be closed Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9 for the University Easter Holiday. Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will close at 6pm on Thursday, April 6. Both Libraries will re-open on Monday, April 10 with their regular hours.